As in the past, the rate of current cocaine use in 1995 was highest among those age 18-25 years old (1.3 percent) and age 26-34 years old (1.2 percent). Rates were 0.8 percent for youths age 12-17 years and 0.4 percent for adults age 35 and older. Except for youths, all of these rates were similar to rates in 1994.
The past month cocaine use prevalence rate for the 12-17 year old age group increased from 0.3 percent in 1994 to 0.8 percent in 1995. Prior to 1994, the rate among youth had declined from 1.9 percent in 1982.